Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Paul Herman Mueller

West Fork Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, March 20, 1981

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Reflections for Chief of Police Paul Herman Mueller

I had the recent privilege of attending the viewing service of fallen Police Chief Paul Muellers wife Myrrah in Prairie Grove AR. Over the years I have witnessed her deep Love and conviction for her Faith, Family, Police, Military, and Country. Go be with your husband and rest high on that mountain.

God Saw You Getting Tired

God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be
So he put His arms around you
And whispered “Come to me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you
As you slowly slipped away
And though we loved you dearly
We couldn’t make you stay.

Your golden heart stopped beating
Your tired hands put to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best

Frances and Kathleen Coelho

Kenneth Ingalls, Retired Police Officer
Greenland Police Department

September 9, 2022

Rest in peace Chief of Police Mueller.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 20, 2021

I never met Chief Paul Mueller but I have seen him through the eye's of his Family and community. He truly is a fallen hero! Happy Memorial Day " Love in Christ."

Kenneth J. Ingalls
Retired Greenland Police Officer

May 31, 2021

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

March 20, 2020

Memorial Day 2019,
Fallen Hero's represent the character of a nation who has a long history of Patriotism and Honor- and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our Country free from threats of terror. Let us not forget all the men and women in uniform sworn to protect this great nation. God Bless the USA!

Kenneth J. Ingalls
Greenland Police Department

May 25, 2019

Each day is an adventure, your life is on the line protecting and defending, a hero by design. You face the threat of danger, but your faith gives you the nerve; you keep your eyes on God and an open heart to serve. The world's a better place because of what you do, and all because of people like you. RIP, Paul Mueller

Kenneth J. Ingalls, Police Officer
Greenland Police

October 7, 2018

I attended the Medal of Honor presentation for Fallen West Fork Police Chief Paul Mueller today at the University of Arkansas. It was very heart warming to see the widow of fallen Police Chief Paul Mueller receive her husbands Medal of Honor 34 + years after his death. I appreciate Captain Matt Mills & Officer Sid Ramirez with the University Police Department and the good job they did during the presentation. Thank you to all the attended and to those who were their in spirit.

Kenneth Ingalls, G#4
Greenland Police Department

September 3, 2015

I wanted to convey that the FOP Paul Mueller Chapter at the University of Arkansas will be presenting the widow of West Fork’s fallen Police Chief Paul Mueller with the American Police Hall of Fame Medal of Honor at 10:00 am on Wednesday 9/2/15 at the University of Arkansas Police Emergency Management room.

Police Officer
Greenland Police Department

August 23, 2015

The Paul Mueller Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #37 is situated at the University of Arkansas Police Department. Every year FOP members of our agency conduct "Cop's and Kids" with non-traditional student’s families. All of the families and especially the children are always very grateful for what we are able to provide for them every year. This program would not be possible without the commitment by The Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation.

Det. Isidro Ramirez (FOP President #37)
FOP Lodge 37 Paul Mueller Lodge

April 6, 2015

John 15:13, Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Officer Kenneth J. Ingalls
West Fork Police Department

May 26, 2014

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.

Kenneth J. Ingalls
West Fork Police Department

April 17, 2013

A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares.

Rest in Peace Chief Paul Mueller

Patrolman Ken Ingalls
West Fork Police Department

June 16, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 20, 2010

Chief Mueller neither you, nor your sacrifice, will ever be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

March 12, 2010

Many of us remember that day so long along. Thanks for your service and god bless you. You are without a doubt a true hero


September 14, 2009

Rest in Peace, Chief Mueller. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 8, 2009

Memorial Day 2009, Today as I reflect on those dedicated men and women who lost their life's while serving in the line of duty Chief Paul Mueller your honor, repect, and devotion to duty, will live on. May your death serve as a reminder to all Police Officers the inherent dangers while carrying out our daily duties. Thank you for your bravery in rememberance to one of our City of West Fork Arkansas commuinty heros. God Bless

Patrolman Ken Ingalls
West Fork Police Department

May 25, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

March 20, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 30, 2008

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

August 9, 2007

If Tears Could Build A Stairway

If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right up to Heaven
and bring you back again
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why
Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No one will ever know
But know we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store
Since you'll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place within or hearts
Is where you'll stay

Patrolman Ken Ingalls
West Fork Police Department

Patrolman Ken Ingalls

May 7, 2006

I started my law enforcement career less then a month after the lord called you home. I never knew you but I would like to thank you for your service to your community and the nation. You will never be forgotten, God bless you and keep you in his care.

Officer Paul Moeller
Joliet Police Department

August 3, 2005

May you sleep in the arms of the father.
May you wake to the face of the son.
May your precint be the jurisdiction of heaven.
Until we meet when our work here is done.
Rest easy my brother, I have the watch tonight.

Detective Corporal Donnie Manues
Searcy Police Criminal Investigation Division

July 4, 2005

Paul was a dedicated cop and I had the priviledge of working with him on many occasions. Please be comforted by knowing that a West Fork native, and fellow member of FPD who I also had the pleasure of working with, killed the loser who took Paul from us. He, too, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Retired Sergeant
Fayetteville, AR PD

February 28, 2005

What a wonderful, wonderful man who gave his all. Thank you Paul

November 22, 2004

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